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    Since 1979, the ProRodeo Hall of Fame has been an educational and entertaining museum designed to preserve the legacy of the cowboy contests, the heritage and culture of those original competitions, and the champions of the past, present and future. Without the continue support of sponsors, members, and rodeo enthusiasts, the Hall wouldn't be able to continue it's legacy. Consider donating or becoming a member TODAY!
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These upcoming ProRodeo Hall of Fame events are all open to the public. Reservations are required for some events. To be added to our mailing list call 719-528-4732. Additional information about each event will be added as they become available.

September 1, 2017 – Museum switches to winter hours. We will be open Wednesday – Sunday from 9am-5pm until May 1st

January 30, 2018 – Nomination forms due to be considered for Class of 2018 induction

April 1, 2018 – Museum closed for Easter

April 27-28, 2018 – Museum closed for a private event

May 1, 2018 – Museum switches to summer hours. We will be open 7 days a week from 9am-5pm until September 1st

May 9, 2018 – Western Spirit Mixer: Kick-off to all things Western in Colorado Springs

July 4, 2018 – Museum closed for the 4th of July holiday

August 2, 2018 – 31st Annual ProRodeo Hall of Fame Golf Tournament

August 3, 2018 – Annual Cowboy Ball

August 4, 2018 – Class of 2018 Induction Ceremony

October 18-21, 2018 – 3rd Annual Cowboy Experience at The Resort at Paws Up in Greenough, MT

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The ProRodeo Hall of Fame & Museum of the American Cowboy is currently accepting nomination forms for candidates to be considered for induction into the ProRodeo Hall of Fame. Nomination forms can be found here on our website and either mailed or emailed back to us. Forms must be postmarked by January 31 to be considered for the Class of 2018. All forms postmarked after January 31 will be considered for 2019. For the purposes of our nomination form, PRCA is meant to include Cowboy Turtles Association, Rodeo Cowboys Association, and Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association members. (If you would like to nominate a barrel racer from the WPRA, please visit www.wpra.com.) Here are somethings to consider if you are thinking about nominating someone:

 

Categories and Qualifying Prerequisites for Hall of Fame Nominees:

  • Contestants in each event & All Around: Contestants must be retired from rodeo competition and have won at least one World Championship.
  • Stock Contractors: Must have been actively engaged with PRCA rodeos and been a member in good standing for at least 15 years.
  • Contract Personnel: Must have been actively engaged with PRCA rodeos and been a member in good standing for at least 15 years. Examples: announcers, clowns, judges, timers, specialty acts, pickup men, secretaries.
  • Rodeo Producers: Must have been actively engaged with PRCA rodeos and been a member in good standing for at least 15 years.
  • Rodeo Committee Persons: Will be inducted as a Notable. Eligibility is based on individual’s contributions to the sport while serving as
    a member of his/her local committee.
  • Rodeo Committees: Rodeo committees as a whole may be nominated for induction. They must have at least 25 years of PRCA membership to be eligible.
  • Notables: Eligibility based on individual’s contributions to the sport of professional rodeo and the PRCA. Persons who have made significant contributions toward the advancement of the PRCA who are not otherwise eligible in other categories.
  • Rodeo Stock: Must have been owned by a PRCA contractor in good standing and attained distinguished records in PRCA rodeos.

Commonly Asked Questions:
Q. Who may nominate a candidate? A. Anyone may nominate a worthy candidate.
Q. What happens next? A. Nominations are submitted to and reviewed by the national selection committee. A candidate must receive at least five votes to be considered for Induction.
Q. When will the induction take place? A. Normally on a Saturday during the summer months of July or August.
Q. Is the Induction Ceremony open to the public? A. Yes.


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